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Calls To Worship

Thirst

Adapted from John 6

Leader:   Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, it was not Moses who gave you the bread from heaven, but it is My Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is that which comes down from heaven and gives life to the world.” They replied, “Sir, give us this bread always.”

People: We also want this True Bread that gives life.

Leader: Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never be hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.”

People: We believe, Jesus, that You are the Bread of Life and we receive this truth.

Leader: Then let us pray as we sing…


Only the hungry search for bread.

Only the thirsty look for water.

This is a place for those who are hungry and thirsty in spirit.

Only those who ache for meaning will pursue it.

Only those who yearn for a deeper life will seek it.

This is a place for those who ache and yearn for something more.

So let us come here today with our hunger and thirst,

our unsatisfied longings, our heart-felt yearnings,

and let the God of life satisfy our souls.

Ann Siddall, Stillpoint Spirituality Centre


God, you are my God. I earnestly seek you. 

I thirst for you, my whole being longs for you, in a dry and parched land where there is no water. 
I have seen you in your sanctuary and beheld your power and your glory. 

Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. 

I will praise you as long as I live, and in your name I will life up my hands. 

I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods; with singing lips my mouth will praise you. 

Submitted by Austin D. Hill